How To Create Bootable USB for Windows 10

There are two ways on how to create bootable USB for Windows 10. First way is creating a bootable USB from Windows Media Creation Tool. Second is using a tool called Rufus. I will be showing the ways step by step.

Create a Bootable USB for Windows 10

Through Windows Media Creation Tool

Go to this link: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10

Create Windows 10 installation Media. Bootable USB for Windows 10

Click the Download tool now button and run the downloaded file.

Media Creation Tool - Applicable notices and license terms

Windows 10 setup window will appear. Click the Accept button when on the Applicable notices and license terms.

Media Creation Tool - What do you want to do? Bootable USB for Windows 10

When asked “What do you want to do?”, select Create installation media (USB flash drive, DVD, or ISO file) for another PC and click Next.

Media Creation Tool - Select Language, architecture, and edition

On the “Select language, architecture, and edition” page, you have the options to change the Language, Edition and Architecture.

  • Language: the default language to be used.
  • Edition: you can only use Windows 10.
  • Architecture: 32-bit or 64-bit or both, it depends on what you need. I suggest using only one architecture.

After you have made your selections, click the Next button.

Media Creation Tool - Choose which media to use

On the page “Choose which media to use”, insert your USB flash drive to your USB port and then select USB flash drive and click Next button.

Media Creation Tool - Select a USB flash drive

On the page “Select a USB flash drive”, select the drive where the recently inserted USB flash drive is located. In my case, it is drive E. Then, click on the Next button.

Media Creation Tool - Downloading and Creating Bootable USB. Bootable USB for Windows 10

The tool will now download and create a bootable USB for Windows 10. This process will take few minutes depending on the speed of your Internet connection.

Media Creation Tool - Done.

Your bootable USB for Windows 10 is ready. You can use it now to get a clean Windows 10 installation.

Through Rufus Tool

We need to download the ISO file for Windows 10. We need to rerun the Windows Media Creation Tool.

Media Creation Tool - Choose which media to use

Follow the same steps above until you reach the page “Choose which media to use”. Select ISO file instead of USB flash drive. After, click Next button. It will ask you the path where to save the ISO file.

Media Creation Tool - Download Windows 10

After you have selected the path, the Media Creation Tool will now start to download the Windows 10 ISO file.

Once the Media Creation Tool is done downloading the ISO file, go to this link https://rufus.ie/ to download the latest Rufus tool.

Rufus Page. Bootable USB for Windows 10

Scroll down to the Download section and click Rufus 3.8. This is the version of the Rufus tool as of this writing. After downloading, execute the downloaded file. It will ask for Administrator access, just allow it.

Rufus Tool - Settings.

Once you have opened the Rufus tool, click the Select button as shown in the image and locate the downloaded Windows 10 ISO file. Then, click on the Start button.

Rufus Tool - Creating the Bootable USB. Bootable USB for Windows 10

It will now start creating the bootable USB for Windows 10. This might take few minutes depending on the speed of your current system. Once, it is done, you may close the tool and remove your USB.

That is how to Create Bootable USB for Windows 10. Let me know your thoughts by commenting below.

How to Limit Windows Update Bandwidth in Windows 10

How to Limit Windows Update Bandwidth in Windows 10

Have you experienced slow connection when your Windows 10 is performing Windows Update? It could be that your Windows Update is consuming a lot of bandwidth. We can change the settings in your Windows 10 to limit Windows Update Bandwidth.

Limit Windows Update Bandwidth Through Windows Settings

This step is the easiest step to limit Windows Update Bandwidth.

Open Windows Settings. You can either perform a shortcut Win + I or going through Start then Settings icon.

In Windows Settings, navigate through:

Update & Security > Windows Update > Advanced options > Delivery Optimization > Advanced options 
How to Limit Windows Update Bandwidth in Windows 10

Under Download Settings, put a check on both Limit how much bandwidth is used for downloading updates in the background and
Limit how much bandwidth is used for downloading updates in the foreground.

Move the slide bar depending on how much bandwidth will you provide your Windows Update. If you do not want to have a slow connection, put 20%.

Limit Windows Update Bandwidth Through Group Policy

I will not recommend these steps because they are more advanced. However, there are few more settings you can change in the Group Policy.

Open the Local Group Policy Editor by running the following command in the Run window or from the Start: gpedit.msc

In the Local Group Policy Editor, navigate through:

Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Deliver Optimization
How to Limit Windows Update Bandwidth in Windows 10

Open the Maximum Download Bandwidth (in KB/s) settings. Select Enabled and input the download bandwidth in KB/s under Maximum Download Bandwidth (in KB/s). This will limit by KB/s and not in percentage.

I prefer the former (via Windows Settings) than the latter (via Local Group Policy Editor) because it is based on percentage. However, I gave you two options to limit Windows Update bandwidth in Windows 10. Whichever you choose will work fine.

That is it! That is how you limit Windows Update bandwidth in Windows 10. You will not experience any bandwidth issues when your Windows 10 is updating. Not unless, you have connectivity issues with your Internet.

How to Use SSH on Windows Systems

Introduction

Image result for sshSSH or Secure Shell is  a cryptographic network protocol for operating network services securely over an unsecured network (Wikipedia). If you need to access a server with SSH, you will have to use an SSH client. Linux and Mac OS systems have built-in SSH clients while Windows does not have any built in SSH clients.

In this tutorial, we will show you how to use SSH on Windows.

Use SSH on Windows

Since Windows does not have a built in SSH client, we will have to download and install an SSH client. There are few SSH clients that can be downloaded. Among these are Cygwin, Putty, FireSSH and Secure Shell App. FireSSH is a plugin for Mozilla Firefox. Secure Shell App is an extension for Google Chrome. If you prefer using browser extensions, choose between FireSSH or Secure Shell App. Cygwin is more like making your system be aware of Unix like commands. I do not prefer using Cygwin. I prefer using Putty thus the purpose of this tutorial.

We will be using the most widely used SSH client in Windows, which is Putty. Here are the steps in acquiring Putty to use SSH on Windows:

  1. All you have to do is download the MSI file (Windows Installer) in this link https://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/latest.html. If you are using a 32-bit operating system, select the 32-bit link. Otherwise, use the 64-bit link.
  2. Afterwards, execute and install the downloaded file.
  3. Locate and run Putty.exe. This can be located in your Start Menu.

You should see a configuration window for Putty like this:

how to Use SSH on Windows

From the configuration window, you can set the host name or IP address of the server and click Open button.

You can read more about Putty from this link: https://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/faq.html

That’s it! That’s how you can use SSH on Windows. Let me know if you have any questions.